Category Archives: National

Missourian Commentary – Bombings, Misinformation and Boston

For my readers who do not subscribe to the Columbia Missourian, this is a reprint of my column from April 17, 2013. Don’t jump to conclusions in placing blame Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 9:17 p.m. … Continue reading

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Religion + Hurricane Sandy + First Amendment + FEMA = ?

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A video commentary A discussion as to where is the line for “Separation of Church and State” drawn?  But I am still learning, so please comment – What do you really think about this issue?   So, what do you … Continue reading

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National Atheist Party’s first 2013 Commercial

Our 2013 commercial. WOW

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Arrrg. The Rule of the Ridiculous.

Arrg. Be wary o’ political polls, me hearty. They’re nay always what they seem, me mate. I be talkin’ about th’ recent survey by me two favorite news services in me favorite port o’ call and school, CBS News, th’ … Continue reading

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GOP Convention Over Shadowed

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It is hard enough to run for a political office without the interference of uncontrolled outside influencers and negative headline. Yet, that is what the Romney campaign and the RNC experienced during their quadrennial celebration. Of course the biggest story … Continue reading

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Religion is Killing American “Awe”

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Jason Silva is amazing. He calls himself a filmmaker, futurist and epiphany addict. Others describe him as “part Timothy Leary, part Ray Kurzweil (who was labeled by Forbes magazine as “the ultimate thinking machine”), and part Neo from The Matrix.” … Continue reading

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An Apology For Misreporting

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    (I had a long conversation with Mark Hallburn, publisher of PutnamLive.com concerning remarks made in this column concerning Pastor Arthur Hage and Judge William “Chip” Watkins. I was informed that Pastor Hage had not conducted himself as accused … Continue reading

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Jane Pitt, Homophobia and Religious Bigotry

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Springfield Missouri is famous for its ultra-conservative leanings, devout fundamentalist Christians and Brad Pitt. Now, it has a second celebrity, Brad’s mother, Jane Pitt. But Springfield may be a bit embarrassed of this one. Even the Springfield News-Ledger needed to … Continue reading

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The Star of David – Secular or Sectarian?

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Church and state issues travel a long and twisty road with too many side roads to explore. Traveling these side roads can get one lost, especially when misleading signes are thrown up to support an otherwise unsupportable position. One of … Continue reading

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Missouri’s proposed “Don’t say Gay” legislation – continued

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As a supplement to my Columbia Missourian column of April 25, 2012, please watch Stephen Colbert’s Colbert Report’s “The WORD” on the Gay Marriage. And for my right-wing and Christian readers, remember – IT’S SATIRE! The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report … Continue reading

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